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From time to time, the Waterloo Region Family Network (WRFN) is asked to distribute information on behalf of third parties. WRFN provides general information to self-advocates and families of children with special needs. The information provided on this website is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider. WRFN is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties. You are urged to use independent judgment when considering any resource.

 


 

WRFN Family Pulse - September 2019

Welcome to September! 

 

Inside the September issue of Family Pulse you will find information on:

  • What's Happening at WRFN
  • Coffee Club update
  • Managing Back to School Mental Health
  • Upcoming Community Events

You can read the online version of Family Pulse here or download a pdf copy

 

 

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Top of Mind: Summer 2019

The Change Foundation Top of Mind: Summer 2019

 

In the Summer 2019 issue of Top of Mind we announce and open the registration for our webinar on ‘Understanding The Caregiver Experience: Regional Insights to Inform Ontario Health Teams‘, share more around the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) Canada Virtual Community, and offer the opportunity to catch up on recent blog articles including: ‘Family ID cards: a small act, an enormous impact‘, ‘A shared problem, not a caregiver problem‘ and ‘Call for caregivers to join The Change Foundation’s Virtual Caregiver Advisory Panel‘.


Access the online version of Top of Mind: Summer 2019.
 

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Autism Ontario's Adult Newsletter| August 2019

Autism Ontario has shared their August 2019 Adult Newsletter. In this newsletter you will find:

  • Your Words
  • News, Opportunities & Research
    • Building Brighter Futures Fund
    • Mental Health Matters
    • TEF - Employment Social Enterprises
    • Speakers for next Au-Some Conference
    • Code Mobile Adult Workshops
    • Young Adult Social Group
  • Employment
    • Specialisterne - Kinaxis
    • Professional Cleaning Training for Women
    • IMPACT Vocational Training
    • JVS Path2Work
    • Lime Network Recruitment Reception
    • FRAME of MIND: Wellness in the Workplace
  • Community
  • Call for Community Voices

Read the newsletter here.

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CYPT August E-News Bulletin

The Children and Youth Planning Table has shared their August E-News Bulletin. 

 

In this bulletin you will find:

  • A Co-Chair message
  • CYPT Meeting dates
  • Stories of Working Differently
  • Smart Waterloo Region
  • Child and Youth Wellbeing Survey
  • Summer Series
  • Healthy Kids Community Challenge
  • Early Learning Steering Committee
  • PPCC
  • Community Updates

Read the CYPT Bulletin.

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Zumba

Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a one of a kind fitness program. This program through the City of Cambridge is designed for adults with disabilities.

 

Dates: Sept 14 – Dec 21, 2019 (Except Oct 12)

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Cost: $95 for 14 classes

Location: David Durward Centre – 2nd Floor Activity Room

Bar Code: 14477

 

Registration can be done for programs indicated with a Barcode in person at City Hall or any Recreation Centre, or online Coral. Coral can be accessed through the City of Cambridge website. www.cambridge.ca.

 

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Cambridge Youth Soccer ACES Program

All abilities CElebrated Soccer is a program designed for participants between the ages of 5 - 15 & 16 – 24 with intellectual and/or physical disabilities who are interested in learning more about the FUNdamentals of physical literacy and soccer.

 

Sundays October 27—December 15, 9:30am—10:25am

 

CYS Indoor Facility, 745 Fountain Street, Cambridge. CYS jersey provided.

 

For more information contact Jon Morgan at 519 277-0325 or grassroots@cambridgesoccer.ca.

 

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Just Hangin' Out program

The Just Hangin' Out program (Youth 13-21) will take place at the Chaplin Family YMCA, Teen Drop in Centre located at 250 Hespeler Road. This program is designed to provide a safe and inclusive place where youth with developmental disabilities can develop character building, health and wellness, and life skills while socializing with peers. This program runs for 10 weeks.


Fall Session: September 17 – November 19
Time: 6:00-8:00pm Cost: $140 Bar Code: 15327

 

Winter Session: January 14 – March 10
Time: 6:00-8:00pm Cost: $140 Bar Code: 15328

 

For information contact meloh@cambridge.ca, 519 740-4680 ext.4369

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Waterloo Region FASD Action Group- Caregiver Support Group

The Waterloo Region FASD Action Group is pleased to announce the launch of a new Parent/Caregiver FASD Support Group that is being offered by Lutherwood.

 

Parents and caregivers of children with FASD often experience some degree of social isolation caused by a lack of understanding of their child’s disability from family, educators, health, and social service providers. The goal of the Parent/Caregiver FASD Support Group is to provide a forum for parents and caregivers to support and learn from one another, to share knowledge, and to build skills in order to improve outcomes for children with FASD and their families.

 

The Parent/Caregiver FASD Support Group will be co-facilitated by actual parents and caregivers in order to draw upon their own experiences and expertise while discussing a wide-range of topics that are relevant to rearing a child with an FASD. Monthly sessions will be offered from September through March, each lasting 2 hours in duration with dinner provided.

 

Click here for a list of dates and topics. 

 

To register contact 519-749-2932 ext.3336 or rmacdonald@lutherwood.ca.

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Waterloo Region FASD Community of Practice Update - August 2019

Waterloo Region FASD Community of Practice has shared an August update

 

In this issue you will find information about: 

  • Parent/caregiver Support Group
  • Free online training - Practical Strategies for the School Environment
  • "FASD & Education" workshop
  • All About Me - Getting Ready for September
  • Better Nights, Better Days for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders 
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder- Considerations for Justice Involved Individuals
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Triple P Positive Parenting Group

Triple P Positive Parenting Group starts at the CMHRT, University of Waterloo starting September 2019.

  • Triple P is an evidence-based behavioural parenting group program
  • Triple P equips parents of children ages 3 to 11 years with the skills and confidence they need to manage challenging behaviors
  • Cost is $200 for the 8 week program and includes the parenting workbook

Dates: Wednesday nights September 18 to November 6, 2019

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Venue: CMHRT, University of Waterloo (PAS 1401)

Facilitators: Dr. Marjory Phillips (supervisor) with experienced graduate students and residents in clinical psychology

 

Please contact cmhrtintake@uwaterloo.ca or (519) 888-4567 ext. 33842 if you would like to participate in the program and to discuss whether it is suitable for your family.

Space is limited. For more information, please see  https://uwaterloo.ca/cmhrt/.

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